If we are one of those who like to spend our holidays in the south and feel a predilection for Torremolinos, Fuengirola or Benalmádena , we cannot miss the opportunity to know the mother city of all of them: Malaga . We tell you what to see in Malaga.
To talk about Malaga is to talk about a cheerful city full of beautiful corners and that, in addition, is one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain thanks to its climate, considered one of the cities with more hours of sunshine, beaches and gastronomic offer .
Capital of the Costa del Sol , its main points of interest are concentrated in the area of the historic center, which is why the best option to travel to it, and forget about traffic and parking complications, is the rental of a car with a driver . In this way, we can tour this fantastic city in just one day without forgetting any of its essentials. Do you want to know what they are? We discover them all.
Essential in Malaga
We begin our tour of Malaga in the Central market of Atarazanas , where you can see the clear influence that Arab culture has had in this city over the centuries. We are welcomed by its imposing Nazari-style marble front door, giving way later to its spectacular interior stained glass windows.
Marqués de Larios Street
Nearby is the famous and elegant Marqués de Larios street , where during Easter the traditional processions march and which is also considered one of the most important commercial roads at European level. In it, we can find numerous shops and commercial stores until we reach the Plaza de la Constitución , an old main square located in the heart of Malaga.
Other essential points of interest in the historic center are the Plaza del Obispo and the Cathedral of Malaga , popularly known as “La Manquita”.
If you want to savor the incredible Malaga cuisine, there is no better place than to do it in an emblematic place, the winery-bar El Pimpi. Here we can taste tapas and local wines in a very flamenco atmosphere. Great celebrities like Paco Rabal or Antonio Banderas have their dedicated corner here.
The Alhambra of Malaga
We continue with our visit in the Roman theater, which, thanks to the reconstruction tasks, maintains its grandstand. Located there, we find the Alcazaba , considered as the Alhambra in Malaga . Old fortified citadel of the Muslim era. From its walls, we have beautiful views of the historic center of the city.
The brooch of our excursion is set by Gibralfaro Castle . In it, if we choose to visit it during the day, we can even see the coast, on clear days. Ah! On Sundays the entrance is free from 2pm.
La Malagueta and its beaches
We do not want to forget about the Malagueta neighborhood and its beach with the same name. Here we will find the seaport and a busy one kilometer walk that will take us to its other beach, that of La Caleta.
You already have enough reasons to visit Malaga . Run, book your car with a driver, forget about messes, and you won’t regret knowing her. Surely you will repeat!